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#2964257 smoking at stadiums

Posted by wackojacko on 23 July 2014 - 06:42 PM

Second-hand alcoholism is a lot less common...

#2952957 Carcassone in Super League

Posted by wackojacko on 01 July 2014 - 12:58 PM

If we're going to this bizarre middle eight system, surely clubs in the championship [who could come up against those in Super League] must be allowed the same salary cap as those in SL1? If so, then the issue wouldn't exist for Toulouse as they could go pro, if not, then this idea is even more ill thought-out than I'd imagined.

#2950931 27/06/14 - Wigan Warriors v St Helens KO 8pm (Sky Sports)

Posted by wackojacko on 27 June 2014 - 10:41 PM

He did give Bateman a penalty when he dropped the ball, then missed a pretty blatant forward pass. It's all swings and roundabouts though, and those were probably decisions which the touch judges were more responsible for.


He did seem to let the game flow which is always nice to see.


Fair point, forgot about that one in the pain of defeat, clearly just lost control of the ball. If he really had wanted a Wigan win he could just've given Burgess the try though ;)

#2938899 How about a World Cup every 2 years?

Posted by wackojacko on 03 June 2014 - 06:57 PM

That the Cook Islands, NZ, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga are far from anywhere else, whereas we are not.  France is joined by a railway line to England, Scotland and Wales are joined onto England.  I know many of you wish you were in the Atlantic close to the USA, but you're not, as I said get over it, you're in Europe.


I was merely asking because the words in that order made ###### all sense. I wasn't even gonna contend with how stupid the main suggestion is.

#2936922 How about sweeper as the new name for the hooker?

Posted by wackojacko on 30 May 2014 - 10:57 AM

He is Welsh isn't he?


I'd assumed he was a heritage fan.

#2936489 State of Origin 1 (some spoilers)

Posted by wackojacko on 29 May 2014 - 03:29 PM

Why is draw not good?


1: 24-18

2: 16-22

agg: 40-40


What's wrong with this?


And if draw must be avoided, extra-time after the 2nd game is enough.  Extra-time should be played by 9s.


Seems like an opportunity for extra-time multiball.

#2934388 Toulouse Olympique

Posted by wackojacko on 24 May 2014 - 02:12 PM

Nice. If there was a potential third team in SL after Toulouse, then Marseille would be ideal. 


Would it really be preferable to Avignon? It's aire urbaine is three times the size admittedly, but is there anywhere near the level of support there that there is around Avignon with Cavaillon and Carpentras nearby in Elite 2 and proven ability to garner big crowds for the national team [over 14,000 just for Ireland in the European Cup IIRC]?

#2932573 Toulouse Olympique

Posted by wackojacko on 20 May 2014 - 02:29 PM

Indeed, if ever there was a case for expansion it's got to be Toulouse. We can't let this opportunity slip through our hands like we did with Wales after the 95' world cup.


So stick 'em in SL2 where the odds are stacked so heavily against them and watch the good work unravel.

#2931402 UKIPpery

Posted by wackojacko on 18 May 2014 - 02:06 PM

Absolutely, point proven.


NB. The exception to the rule is Big Bang Theory.


First ten seasons of the Simpsons are absolute gold. Big Bang Theory is mildly humorous.

#2928452 Six Game GB Tour planned for 2015

Posted by wackojacko on 12 May 2014 - 12:06 PM

Agree totally with this. I am pretty cheesed off at no home internationals planned for end of season until 2016. What is worse that the RFL couldn't be a***d to set up some mid-season international football at home. I know we have key players out but would it have been that hard to set up a match with Scotland, Wales or France in July? Give it back to a successful WC venue like Bristol, Workington or Rochdale and sell tickets at keen prices to sell out.


Lazy, lazy lazy!


We should be playing France home and away each season anyway, for the good of both nations.

#2927408 French Play Offs

Posted by wackojacko on 10 May 2014 - 03:14 PM

Toulouse win the final by thirty-eight to twelve against Lezignan at Brutus in front 7425. That's the double for them.

#2924428 04/05/14 - Bradford Bulls v Warrington Wolves KO 3pm

Posted by wackojacko on 04 May 2014 - 03:50 PM

Bradford win, 34-twenty eight.

#2905949 Italian Rebels to play Kenya in late March

Posted by wackojacko on 26 March 2014 - 03:14 AM


Some fast lads those Kenyans.

#2902878 20/03/14 - Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm (Sky Sports)

Posted by wackojacko on 21 March 2014 - 02:42 AM

I'd take him over Asotasi and i bet he's not on half the wedge Roys on


Maybe but it's cheap shots every time I see him. Good player but needs to learn to control himself.

#2878692 PNG Hunters win first trial match

Posted by wackojacko on 11 February 2014 - 01:04 PM

I like that the report talks about their adventurous style of play - national teams like PNG and France never challenge the big nations when they try to play that same kind of regimented league, but when they've thrown caution to the wind in the past, there have been some really great games. If some of the basic errors can get coached out of them, plus an increase in general professionalism, it could be a nice step forward for the international game.